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Sex & Nudity

  • 6/10
  • There is a sex scene that shows partial frontal nudity of a women.
  • We see some soldiers' buttocks
  • We see two soldiers' penises.
  • We see a woman's breasts for about one minute.
  • There are many sexual references throughout the movie.

Violence & Gore

  • 7/10
  • Occasional Graphic Violence
  • There are dead bodies on the floor after a village is massacred, graphic amounts of blood is seen but the scene is done in a blurry POV style of camera work that reduces the impact.
  • A man is shot in the neck, lots of blood, although not horrifically graphic.
  • A man is shot in the foot. A bloody wound appears.
  • A man is shot in the neck and back, and then paralysed.
  • In a hospital we see lots of soldiers with bloody wounds, although once again the POV camera work is used.


  • 10/10
  • 289 uses of fuck and motherfucker, 2 uses of cunt, as well as many uses of milder language such as shit, bitch, hell, damn, and bastard.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 7/10
  • Lots of drinking, and some drug use.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Suggested MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic war violence, disturbing images, sexuality/nudity and pervasive strong language.
  • 7/10
  • The various battles are a little intense as well as frightening.
  • Most of the film is about the psychological and physical aftermath of a wounded man's experience in the Vietnam conflict. Hence, the entire movie is very intense.
  • Total: 36/50
  • Rated R for Graphic War Violence, Pervasive Strong Language, Sexuality including Graphic Nudity, Drug Use and Some Disturbing Images

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